1. Introduction

The goal of every surgery should be to avoid life-threateningevents and to find ways to preserve nerve function, and thusimprove patient’s quality of life [3]. Surgery for vestibular schwan-noma (VS) remains one of the most demanding surgical proceduresat the same time that microsurgery is trending as the primary toolfor managing patients with VS. Consequently, there is a pressingneed to better identify and measure factors influencing functionaloutcomes in microsurgery patients. […][Read the article]